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There are many ways to make a tax-deductible gift to the School of St. Mary. No matter which method
you choose, your support is deeply appreciated.
Mail: Checks (payable to the School of St. Mary) can be sent to:
School of St. Mary
Development Office
185 E. Illinois Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Foundation Gifts: Gifts made by a private family foundation or donor advised fund on behalf of an
individual or family will be credited to the donor’s giving record, as appropriate. Please notify the
Development Office at (847)582-2554 of any intended gift through a foundation to ensure that it is
correctly attributed.
Pledge: A pledge is a promise to make a specified gift within a designated time period. Annual Fund
pledges should be completed within the fiscal year in which the pledge is made (July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020). To make a pledge
today, contact the Development Office at (847)582-2554.
Stock: There are several advantages of making a gift of appreciated stock to the School of St. Mary, By making such a gift, you escape the capital gains tax on the appreciation, and you have the benefit of a charitable deduction on your income tax of the current market value of the stock. Please ask your financial advisor if this is a viable option for you.
If you do plan to make a stock gift to the School of St. Mary, we ask that you please notify the Development Office at (847)582-2554. This helps us follow up and receive your donation faster from the Archdiocese of Chicago.
It is the Archdiocese of Chicago’s policy to sell all stock gifts and deposit the proceeds from the sale into the School of St. Mary’s bank account immediately.
Matching Gifts: Many corporations sponsor matching gift programs that multiply the impact of
personal contributions made by employees, retirees, and/or spouses. Depending on your employer’s
policy, these corporate contributions can match your gifts dollar for dollar, and even double or triple the
value of your initial gift.
Matching gifts will be directed to the same area of support as your personal gift, unless company
policies dictate otherwise. You will be recognized for the total amount contributed, which would include
both your gift and any match. If you have questions or would like assistance with this process, please
contact the Development Office at (847)582-2554. Click HERE for a partial list of Illinois companies with Matching Gift Administrators.